Saturday, October 12, 2013

Everyday Occasions Kit- 1/2 of the Kit, A bit of Whisper White and 12 Cards Later :-)

Hi Stampers!!

Today I decided to check out the new SU! Everyday Occasions Kit- this kit has enough cardstock/card bases, pre-cut die cuts for embellishments, buttons, clips, SU! Dimensionals®, envelopes, a nice piece of chipboard plus a stamp set, simple clear block and other items to create at least 20 cards for $29.95 (US) but if you could extend the kit.....

Luckily the cardstock die cut sheets had two of most items so I decided to split the kit (the Kraft set of the die cuts was set aside) .  For the first 12 cards, I added 7 sheets of Whisper White cardstock for the card bases- with this one addition,  1/2 of the kit created 12 cards- 2- 3x3 notecards, 6- 5 x 3 cards, and 4- 4 x 5 cards plus still have enough left over in the kit to later create the same 12 cards (see photos of left overs at the end of the post) :-)!    
With the remaining full sheet of Kraft die cuts (in addition to the numerous scraps from the cards I created today and not including the second set of 12 that I still need to create) I know I could create at least another set of 12-20 cards for a minimum total of at least 36 cards from this one kit plus still have embellishments left over- Wow, what a value!!

To create these cards:

First cut all of the cardstock bases in half including the note cards- these pieces will be used for the layering onto the Whisper White card bases.

Cut the Whisper White cardstock into 4 ¼ x 5 ½ sheets and cut those sheets down for the 3 x 3 notecards and 3 x 5 cards (actually a bit smaller to fit into the provided envelopes in order to fit with the different layers and embellishments).

In addition to the stamp set and items included in the kit, I used the Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders - Pretty Print and Woodgrain, Punches- Elegant Butterfly, 1 3/8” Circle and Pansy,  Papillon Potpourri,  Monoadhesive, and Rhinestones.  
Card #1- 3 x 5
Card #2- 3 x 5

Card#3- 3 x 5 

Card #4- 4 x 5

Card #5- 4 x5

Card #6- 3 x 5

Card #7- 5 x 4

Card #8- 5 x 4
Card #9- 5 x 4

Card #10- 5 x 4
Card #11 & #12- 3 x3 Note Cards 

Again, all of the above cards were created with only 1/2 of the kit plus so much left over- see below :

All of the left overs from just 1/2 kit AFTER making the above cards :-)

Additional cardstock pre-cuts not used at all yet for the first 24 cards :-)

As you can see, quite a bit of cardstock and embellishments are left over nit to mention the chipboard- maybe a mini album???  Stay tuned :-)

Stamp Sets:  Everyday Occasions (part of the kit), Papillon Potpourri    

Ink: Basic Gray, Island Indigo (part of the kit)

Paper: Everyday Occasions – kit components, Whisper White

Accessories: Everyday Occasions – kit components, Big Shot™, Woodgrain and Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches- Elegant Butterfly,  1 3/8” Circle., Pansy;  Rhinestones

Thanks again for stopping by!  This kit is great for non-experienced stampers as well as experienced stampers and was fun to play with!  If you do not have your kit yet, check it out!!  Have a great weekend and God Bless!


madameplushbottom said...

Julie - this is amazing. thanks for all of the details. I just had my downline meeting today and told them that I had not got this kit and that I was going to resist it - until I saw samples that made me think I needed it. Dang you! (grin) I mean thank you. Your cards are beautiful.

Diane J Ouellette said...

Amazing. You did a wonderful job with these cards. Anyone who buys this set should be sent to your blog to see what they can do with it!!

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